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Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Polka Dot 'Thinking Of You'


I had such fun making this card! The theme of this week's challenge on Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog is "Polka Dots EVERYWHERE" and I love polka dots! I used one of Cheryl's digital images called 'Thinking of You' and after I colored the skin I paper painted it all using 3 different papers with polka dots. I outlined the pieced image with a blue marker that matched the background paper color and then cut out the entire image, leaving a thin blue border and glued it to the background paper - which is also covered with polka dots! I layered this onto a black cardstock card and added the white dots around the border with a white gel pen. Check out the great entries at for inspiration and fun!

Thank you for stopping by today to visit my blog! I love getting comments - in addition to the kind words, it is so much fun to get to know you and see what is going on at your blogs! I made it through yesterday's temps by NOT going outside except to open and then close my car windows. I worry that with the heat buildup inside the car they will explode! Wishing you a great day today!

Barbara Diane


Barbie said...

Very fun! I'm thinking I need to try some paper piecing. Thanks for sharing the tip on outlining in the same color as the background before cutting the image out!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so cute. I love all the polka dots. TFS.

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is adorable and a lot of fun. You really took the polka dots to heart, and went with it. Love the colors.

Katie said...

I love all of the paper piecing!

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful paper piecing. Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

Hi Barbara! went seriously polka-dotty crazy...and I'm lovin' it, I tell ya! What great papers...and your paper piecing is perfection! Thank you so much for joining us again this week at Sassy Cheryl's!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Linby said...

This is amazing, great work.
Lynn x

Sassy Cheryl said...

Oh, I'm just LOVING the paper piecing. This is another stunner Barbara! As always. . . .it's totally gorgeous!
Polka Dots are my FAVORITE! Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week.

Ann English said...

Awesome paper piecing ! I love her-terrific card! I really enjoy coming to your blog and seeing all of your wonderful creations!
Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!